For Males Only? The Search for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Female Juvenile Offenders

Kevin T. Wolff, Michael T. Baglivio, Michael George Vaughn, Matt DeLisi, Alex R. Piquero

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Purpose: The current study examines the prevalence and correlates of serious, violent, and chronic offending among female juveniles admitted to juvenile justice residential programs in the state of Florida. Methods: Results are based on 3008 female youth who completed juvenile justice residential commitment programs from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014. Prevalence and correlates of serious, violent, and chronic offending among female youth were examined using logistic regression. Correlates include criminal history, individual, and mental health risk factors as well as temperament constructs. Results: This sample of deep-end female offenders evidenced a serious, violent, and chronic prevalence rate of 27%. Female youth who offended earlier in life, those who were gang-involved, had a history of child welfare involvement, and had conduct disorder or temperament problems are more likely to evidence serious, violent, and chronic offending patterns. Conclusions: Serious, violent, and chronic female offenders represent a unique subset of juvenile offenders, presenting with myriad of mental health, temperamental, and individual risk factors. Large studies, such as the current examination, are needed to adequately understand the risks and correlates of serious, violent, and chronic offending among female delinquent youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-195
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1

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  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Applied Psychology

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Wolff, Kevin T. ; Baglivio, Michael T. ; Vaughn, Michael George ; DeLisi, Matt ; Piquero, Alex R. / For Males Only? The Search for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Female Juvenile Offenders. In: Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. 2017 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 168-195.
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In: Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.06.2017, p. 168-195.

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